NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic has completed its $3.8 billion acquisition of Gen-Probe following approval from Gen-Probe's shareholders yesterday.

Gen-Probe will now become a wholly owned subsidiary of Hologic. Carl Hull, the chairman and CEO of Gen-Probe, will stay with Hologic for at least 15 months to direct the combined diagnostic operations, as the firms previously announced.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.